Shirley M Kitchen
Senator Shirley M. Kitchen was born September 18, 1946 in Augusta, Georgia.
She was elected to the House of Representatives in November 1987 and served through 1988 before winning a special election to the 3rd Senatorial District in November 1996, to replace Senator Roxanne Jones who died in office.
Senator Kitchen attended Antioch University earning a B.A. in Human Services in 1979; attended Temple University receiving Certificates in Child Care, Behavior Modification and Economic Development. Before elective office, she was a social worker.
Senator Kitchen retired from the Senate on November 30, 2016. She resides in Philadelphia, PA.